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In praise of PLoP

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kmandla.wordpress: The shortest posts I seem to have are always for the tools that are the quickest, most efficient and most effective. PLoP Bootmanager is one of those things.

Proprietary Software Traps - Adobe Flash

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sharplinux.blogspot: The real problem is Adobe Flash, on which much of the 2.0 web is built on. Even if libraries restrict the use of online video (many do for both content and technical reasons), Flash is necessary to view and use *many* websites, and seems like most corporate web developers assume that Flash is a given.

Opera: Little-known Norwegian browser challenges the big boys

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mercurynews.com: No. 1 in Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Belarus. It might not be a slogan to attract an avalanche of American Internet users, but the Norwegian company that makes the fastest Web browser you've never heard of sees a major opportunity in the United States and the rest of the world.

Overview and Explanation of Linux Desktop Environments

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jeffhoogland.blogspot: Something most new Linux users often struggle to understand when first using Linux is the concept of desktop environments. What a desktop environment actually is I feel gets further clouded when users start exploring different "spins" of a distro.

Midori Web Browser

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beginlinux.com: Your preferences while browsing the web depend largely upon what tasks you perform while using the browser. If speed is a concern, give the lightweight Midori web browser a try.

10 Fresh and Awesome Icon Sets for GNOME

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junauza.com: Because it has been a while since I made an entry about icons, I decided to gather some new icons sets that you may have never seen before. Let me share with you this new collection of fresh and awesome icon sets for Ubuntu/GNOME.

10 useful Firefox-based apps

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infoworld.com: Mozilla's underlying Web browser technology also runs some interesting non-browser applications

Help for sysadmins? That’s Checksuite!

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sourceforge.net/blog: If you’re a system administrator, with crazy demands on your time, you need all the help you can get. If your organization’s budget doesn’t allow for extra colleagues, often you can get some help from software. For instance, consider Checksuite.

My Top 5 Bash Resources

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lcorg.blogspot.com: Over the course of writing The Linux Command Line and this blog, I've had frequent need of good reference resources for command line programs including the shell itself. Here is my list of the ones that stand out:

Best Free and Open Source CRM Software

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junauza.com: If you happen to own a business and are looking for CRM applications, I have here a list of some of the most well-known free and open-source customer relationship management (CRM) software available today:

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GNOME News: Black Lab Drops GNOME and Further GNOME Experiments in Meson

  • Ubuntu-Based Black Lab Enterprise Linux 11.0.1 Drops GNOME 3 for MATE Desktop
    Coming about two weeks after the release of Black Lab Enterprise Linux 11, which is based on the Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system using the HWE (hardware enablement) kernel from Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak), Black Lab Enterprise Linux 11.0.1 appears to be an unexpected maintenance update addressing a few important issues reported by users lately.
  • 3.26 Developments
    My approach to development can often differ from my peers. I prefer to spend the early phase of a cycle doing lots of prototypes of various features we plan to implement. That allows me to have the confidence necessary to know early in the cycle what I can finish and where to ask for help.
  • Further experiments in Meson
    Meson is definitely getting more traction in GNOME (and other projects), with many components adding support for it in parallel to autotools, or outright switching to it. There are still bugs, here and there, and we definitely need to improve build environments — like Continuous — to support Meson out of the box, but all in all I’m really happy about not having to deal with autotools any more, as well as being able to build the G* stack much more quickly when doing continuous integration.

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